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by GoSeigen
April 25th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Room 101
Topic: Do posts get pulled without explanation?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Do posts get pulled without explanation?

The other high-probability explanation might be that someone made a new post to the thread whilst you were compiling your own - as in those circumstances, even if you were to select the ' Submit ' button, the board-software ' kindly ' doesn't commit the post, and it shows you the new post that's be...
by GoSeigen
April 25th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Testing 123...
Topic: Submit button test
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Submit button test

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by GoSeigen
April 25th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Testing 123...
Topic: Submit button test
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Submit button test

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by GoSeigen
April 25th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Ferry interesting
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Ferry interesting

Surely the verb " to ferry " is transitive in that it needs another object to act upon , rather than reflexive i.e. able to act on oneself. Can commuters ferry themselves to and from work each day? But is not this the answer. The boat does not ferry itself back. It needs Charon, the ferry...
by GoSeigen
April 25th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Ferry interesting
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Ferry interesting

Surely the verb " to ferry " is transitive in that it needs another object to act upon , rather than reflexive i.e. able to act on oneself. Can commuters ferry themselves to and from work each day? Why not? A verb can be both transitive and reflexive. In my understanding English does not ...
by GoSeigen
April 25th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Change UK EU candidate shambles
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Change UK EU candidate shambles

According to the Grauniad report: The party said Michael McGough, its treasurer, had made “unacceptable statements” and would no longer have any role in the organisation. Hmm it seems the Brexit Party is adopting a pro-political-correctness position. Amazing the lengths they will go to to get a few ...
by GoSeigen
April 23rd, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Ferry interesting
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Ferry interesting

Is it appropriate to use the phrase "ferry yourself" or is ferrying an active process that you can only do to others? In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from th...
by GoSeigen
April 23rd, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?

Thank you for all your posts since I started this thread. Whilst I would consider my understanding of the financial markets to be well above average I realise I far more to learn than I thought I had! In my own mind I am now comfortable that bond and pref shares are rising due to the macroeconomic ...
by GoSeigen
April 23rd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1280
Views: 23106

Re: Brexit all over?

richfool wrote:If I am like your labrador retriever (presumably you mean like a dog with a bone),


No, I mean my actual black Lab. If it was a bone he was clinging to I might understand better...


GS
by GoSeigen
April 23rd, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1280
Views: 23106

Re: Brexit all over?

I'm sorry for my flippancy above. But if we really are leaving the World's largest trading bloc I want some damn good concrete reasons, and all I'm getting so far are smokescreens. MCB, I know why my parents voted leave: you need only read the Daily Mail to understand. They admire Farage's rude lit...
by GoSeigen
April 23rd, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?

Preference shares are highly insensitive to interest rates (Base rate) and yields (Gilts)....that is evident However their value can still be measured against both and particular Gilt yields. NWBD (depending on your assumptions) has a modified duration of approx 13.15 years so we can compare it a a...
by GoSeigen
April 22nd, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2892

Re: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?

I think that I have already made my feelings known in what I have already said. Let that be an end to it. Pref Okay, but you haven't made them known to me ; as I said earlier I don't understand what you mean by "propagating" your post or even "editing" your post for that matter....
by GoSeigen
April 21st, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2892

Re: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?

I confess I also do not like the fact that a reply made by me to an individual user would seem to being propagated more widely, when that was never my intent. It’s one thing having other people read a post that you’ve made to someone else but quite something else to have a modified version (that yo...
by GoSeigen
April 20th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?

The second part though, about the lack of perpetual securities is not true to the best of my knowledge. There aren't any undated British Government securities even if Banks are continuing to raise capital on undated terms. Please re-read the exchange. [To wit: the thread is about prefs and corporat...
by GoSeigen
April 20th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2892

Re: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?

The point about sensitivity to interest rates can be demonstrated with elementary maths, and will be found in any basic text book on bonds. If Pref disagrees I invite him to say why and/or post a quote from an authority. To illustrate this point here is a chart: it shows 3-month treasury yield as a...
by GoSeigen
April 20th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2892

Re: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?

Not at all sure how I feel about having my post amended by a third party TBH, especially when I am not personally convinced by the the veracity of some of the changes. In particular I do not agree with the changes made in respect of sensitivity to interest rates. GS may be right, but personally I d...
by GoSeigen
April 20th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?

Bond prices are rising. Pref Shares prices are rising fast. Especially on banks and financial services. Which reduces the yield. I have read elsewhere this is because interest rates are going to stay low for much longer than previously thought. [...] Any thoughts? At the moment it looks to me like ...
by GoSeigen
April 20th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?

Well opinion is one thing, but the relationship between bonds and their yield is mathematical fact. The changing relationship between bond prices (especially long ones) and interest rates at any time is conjecture. Keynes developed economic theory on the basis that there were two types of non-equit...
by GoSeigen
April 20th, 2019, 1:42 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2892

Re: Preference Share Information

I have amended prefinvestor's nice preference share summary, incorporating the points made by ursaminortaur and ScrumpyJack and making a few other amendments. Thanks to prefinvestor for posting the original. 1. Preference shares are a class of shares regulated by the Companies Acts in exactly the sa...
by GoSeigen
April 19th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Why are corporate bond (and Pref Shares) yields falling?

Hi goseigen, Well the traditional wisdom is that preference shares behave like bonds ie when interest rates rise prices fall and vice-versa. Pretty well all of the published materials that I have read over the years regarding prefs and bonds is supportive of this position. Ah, I see where the probl...

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